Patents by Inventor Liqiang Zhu

Liqiang Zhu has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11002198
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle generator control method. An engine ECU controls the generator according to an operating condition of the engine, and the control process is as follows: when the engine ECU determines that the engine is in a starting condition, the engine ECU controls a generator separately excited loop to be disconnected, so that the generator does not generate electricity; and when the engine ECU determines that the engine enters an idling condition, the engine ECU controls the generator separately excited loop to be closed, so that the generator is started to generate electricity, and after the generator is started to generate electricity, the generator carries out normal electricity generation until the engine stops operating. Through the vehicle generator control method, the starting load of the engine can be effectively reduced, and cold starting capacity is improved. Also provided is a vehicle generator control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGXI YUCHAI MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xingjun Xu, Xinbao Zhu, Wanni Zhu, Liqiang An, Junhong Chen, Liyong Su, Wei Cai, Jianlong Wang
  • Patent number: 10999903
    Abstract: System controller and method for a lighting system according to certain embodiments. For example, the system controller includes a first controller terminal configured to receive a first signal, and a second controller terminal coupled to a first transistor terminal of a transistor. The transistor further includes a second transistor terminal and a third transistor terminal. The second transistor terminal is coupled to a first winding terminal of a winding, and the winding further includes a second winding terminal coupled to a capacitor. Additionally, the system controller includes a third controller terminal coupled to the third transistor terminal of the transistor, and a fourth controller terminal coupled to a resistor and configured to receive a second signal. The second signal represents a magnitude of a current flowing through at least the winding, the third controller terminal, the fourth controller terminal, and the resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: On-Bright Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhuoyan Li, Liqiang Zhu, Xueyou Ling, Jun Zhou, Lieyi Fang
  • Patent number: 10999904
    Abstract: System and method for dimming control of one or more light emitting diodes. An example system includes one or more signal processing components configured to receive a first signal associated with a TRIAC dimmer, process information associated with the first signal, determine whether the TRIAC dimmer is in a first condition or a second condition, generate a second signal based on at least information associated with the first signal, and send the second signal to a switch. The one or more signal processing components are further configured to, if the TRIAC dimmer is determined to be in the first condition, generate the second signal to cause the switch to be opened and closed corresponding to a modulation frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: On-Bright Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liqiang Zhu, Jun Zhou, Yongsheng Su, Lieyi Fang
  • Patent number: 10980093
    Abstract: System and method for current control. As an example, the system for current control includes: a transistor including a drain terminal, a gate terminal, and a source terminal, the drain terminal being coupled to one or more light emitting diodes; a resistor coupled to the source terminal of the transistor and configured to generate a resistor voltage related to a current flowing through the one or more emitting diodes; a voltage detector configured to receiver a first input voltage related to a second input voltage received by the one or more light emitting diodes; and a voltage controller coupled to the voltage detector, the resistor, and the gate terminal of the transistor; wherein the voltage detector is further configured to: detect the first input voltage; and generate a control signal based at least in part on the first input voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: On-Bright Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liqiang Zhu, Zhuoyan Li, Jiqing Yang
  • Publication number: 20210104949
    Abstract: System controller and method for a power converter. For example, a system controller for a power converter includes a logic controller configured to generate a modulation signal, and a driver configured to receive the modulation signal, generate a drive signal based at least in part on the modulation signal, and output the drive signal to a switch to affect a current flowing through an inductive winding for a power converter. Additionally, the system controller includes a voltage-to-voltage converter configured to receive a first voltage signal, the modulation signal, and a demagnetization signal, and to generate a second voltage signal based at least in part on the first voltage signal, the modulation signal, and the demagnetization signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Zhuoyan Li, Liqiang Zhu, Jiqing Yang, Lieyi Fang
  • Patent number: 10973095
    Abstract: System and method for controlling one or more light emitting diodes. For example, the system includes a bleeder configured to receive a rectified voltage generated by a rectifying bridge, and a dimmer detector configured to receive an input voltage generated by a voltage divider, determine whether or not the rectified voltage is associated with a TRIAC dimmer, and output a control signal to the bleeder. The voltage divider is configured to receive the rectified voltage, and the input voltage indicates a magnitude of the rectified voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: On-Bright Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liqiang Zhu, Jun Zhou, Lieyi Fang
  • Patent number: 10944325
    Abstract: System and method for regulating a power conversion system. An example system controller for regulating a power conversion system includes a first controller terminal associated with a first controller voltage and coupled to a first transistor terminal of a first transistor, the first transistor further including a second transistor terminal and a third transistor terminal, the second transistor terminal being coupled to a primary winding of a power conversion system, a second controller terminal associated with a second controller voltage and coupled to the third transistor terminal, and a third controller terminal associated with a third controller voltage. The first controller voltage is equal to a sum of the third controller voltage and a first voltage difference. The second controller voltage is equal to a sum of the third controller voltage and a second voltage difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: On-Bright Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiqing Yang, Jun Zhou, Liqiang Zhu, Qiang Luo, Lieyi Fang
  • Publication number: 20210045213
    Abstract: System and method for controlling one or more light emitting diodes. For example, the system includes: a current regulator including a first regulator terminal and a second regulator terminal, the first regulator terminal being configured to receive a diode current flowing through the one or more light emitting diodes, the current regulator being configured to generate a sensing signal representing the diode current, the second regulator terminal being configured to output the sensing signal; a bleeder controller including a first controller terminal and a second controller terminal, the first controller terminal being configured to receive the sensing signal from the second regulator terminal, the bleeder controller being configured to generate a first bleeder control signal based at least in part on the sensing signal, the second controller terminal being configured to output the first bleeder control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: LIQIANG ZHU, JUN ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20210007195
    Abstract: System and method for controlling one or more light emitting diodes. For example, the system for controlling one or more light emitting diodes includes a current regulation circuit coupled to a cathode of one or more light emitting diodes. The one or more light emitting diodes include the cathode and an anode configured to receive a rectified voltage. Additionally, the system includes a control circuit coupled to the cathode of the one or more light emitting diodes. The control circuit is configured to receive a first voltage from the cathode of the one or more light emitting diodes, compare a second voltage and a threshold voltage, and generate a control signal based at least in part on the second voltage and the threshold voltage. The second voltage indicates a magnitude of the first voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Liqiang Zhu, Jun Zhou
  • Publication number: 20210007196
    Abstract: System and method for controlling one or more light emitting diodes. For example, the system for controlling one or more light emitting diodes includes a current regulation circuit coupled to a cathode of one or more light emitting diodes. The one or more light emitting diodes include the cathode and an anode configured to receive a rectified voltage. Additionally, the system includes a control circuit coupled to the cathode of the one or more light emitting diodes. The control circuit is configured to receive a first voltage from the cathode of the one or more light emitting diodes, compare a second voltage and a threshold voltage, and generate a control signal based at least in part on the second voltage and the threshold voltage. The second voltage indicates a magnitude of the first voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Liqiang Zhu, Jun Zhou
  • Patent number: 10873263
    Abstract: System controller and method for a power converter. For example, a system controller for a power converter includes a logic controller configured to generate a modulation signal, and a driver configured to receive the modulation signal, generate a drive signal based at least in part on the modulation signal, and output the drive signal to switch to affect a current flowing through an inductive winding for a power converter. Additionally, the system controller includes a voltage-to-voltage converter configured to receive a first voltage signal, the modulation signal, and a demagnetization signal, and to generate a second voltage signal based at least in part on the first voltage signal, the modulation signal, and the demagnetization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: On-Bright Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhuoyan Li, Liqiang Zhu, Jiqing Yang, Lieyi Fang
  • Publication number: 20200389958
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for current regulation. An example system controller includes: a first controller terminal configured to receive an input voltage, the first controller terminal being further configured to allow a first current flowing into the system controller based at least in part on the input voltage in response to one or more switches being closed; a second controller terminal configured to allow the first current to flow out of the system controller through the second controller terminal in response to the one or more switches being closed; a fourth controller terminal coupled to the third controller terminal through a first capacitor, the first capacitor not being any part of the system controller; and an error amplifier configured to generate a compensation signal based at least in part on the current sensing signal, the error amplifier including a second capacitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Meng Li, Mingli Kang, Liqiang Zhu, Lieyi Fang
  • Patent number: 10827588
    Abstract: System and method for controlling one or more light emitting diodes. For example, the system for controlling one or more light emitting diodes includes a current regulation circuit coupled to a cathode of one or more light emitting diodes. The one or more light emitting diodes include the cathode and an anode configured to receive a rectified voltage. Additionally, the system includes a control circuit coupled to the cathode of the one or more light emitting diodes. The control circuit is configured to receive a first voltage from the cathode of the one or more light emitting diodes, compare a second voltage and a threshold voltage, and generate a control signal based at least in part on the second voltage and the threshold voltage. The second voltage indicates a magnitude of the first voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: On-Bright Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liqiang Zhu, Jun Zhou
  • Patent number: 10806003
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for current regulation. An example system controller includes: a first controller terminal configured to receive an input voltage, the first controller terminal being further configured to allow a first current flowing into the system controller based at least in part on the input voltage in response to one or more switches being closed; a second controller terminal configured to allow the first current to flow out of the system controller through the second controller terminal in response to the one or more switches being closed; a fourth controller terminal coupled to the third controller terminal through a first capacitor, the first capacitor not being any part of the system controller; and an error amplifier configured to generate a compensation signal based at least in part on the current sensing signal, the error amplifier including a second capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: On-Bright Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Meng Li, Mingli Kang, Liqiang Zhu, Lieyi Fang
  • Publication number: 20200323062
    Abstract: A two-terminal IC chip and method thereof. For example, a two-terminal IC chip includes a first chip terminal and a second chip terminal. A first terminal voltage is a voltage of the first chip terminal, a second terminal voltage is a voltage of the second chip terminal, and a chip voltage is equal to a difference between the first terminal voltage and the second terminal voltage. The chip is configured to allow a chip current to flow into the chip at the first chip terminal and out of the chip at the second chip terminal, or to flow into the chip at the second chip terminal and out of the chip at the first chip terminal. The chip current is larger than or equal to zero in magnitude. The chip is further configured to change a relationship between the chip voltage and the chip current with respect to time. The chip is an integrated circuit, and the chip does not include any additional chip terminal other than the first chip terminal and the second chip terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Qiang Luo, LIQIANG ZHU, ZHILIANG CHEN, LIEYI FANG
  • Publication number: 20200305247
    Abstract: System controller and method for a lighting system according to certain embodiments. For example, the system controller includes a first controller terminal configured to receive a first signal, and a second controller terminal coupled to a first transistor terminal of a transistor. The transistor further includes a second transistor terminal and a third transistor terminal. The second transistor terminal is coupled to a first winding terminal of a winding, and the winding further includes a second winding terminal coupled to a capacitor. Additionally, the system controller includes a third controller terminal coupled to the third transistor terminal of the transistor, and a fourth controller terminal coupled to a resistor and configured to receive a second signal. The second signal represents a magnitude of a current flowing through at least the winding, the third controller terminal, the fourth controller terminal, and the resistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: ZHUOYAN LI, LIQIANG ZHU, XUEYOU LING, JUN ZHOU, LIEYI FANG
  • Patent number: 10785837
    Abstract: System controller and method for a lighting system according to certain embodiments. For example, the system controller includes a first controller terminal configured to receive a first signal, and a second controller terminal coupled to a first transistor terminal of a transistor. The transistor further includes a second transistor terminal and a third transistor terminal. The second transistor terminal is coupled to a first winding terminal of a winding, and the winding further includes a second winding terminal coupled to a capacitor. Additionally, the system controller includes a third controller terminal coupled to the third transistor terminal of the transistor, and a fourth controller terminal coupled to a resistor and configured to receive a second signal. The second signal represents a magnitude of a current flowing through at least the winding, the third controller terminal, the fourth controller terminal, and the resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: On-Bright Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhuoyan Li, Liqiang Zhu, Xueyou Ling, Jun Zhou, Lieyi Fang
  • Patent number: 10785211
    Abstract: An approval request for a recurring workflow instance is received, that requests the execution of an instance of a recurring workflow. An authorization token is generated based upon the content of the particular workflow to be executed, the location where the workflow is to be executed, and a time period during which the workflow is to be executed. The authorization token is sent, along with a representation of a workflow to be executed, to a target machine for authorization and execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Liqiang Zhu, Jiahui Wang, Jingjing Zhong
  • Patent number: 10779373
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for current regulation. An example system controller includes: a first controller terminal configured to receive an input voltage, the first controller terminal being further configured to allow a first current flowing into the system controller based at least in part on the input voltage in response to one or more switches being closed; a second controller terminal configured to allow the first current to flow out of the system controller through the second controller terminal in response to the one or more switches being closed; a fourth controller terminal coupled to the third controller terminal through a first capacitor, the first capacitor not being any part of the system controller; and an error amplifier configured to generate a compensation signal based at least in part on the current sensing signal, the error amplifier including a second capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: On-Bright Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Meng Li, Mingli Kang, Liqiang Zhu, Lieyi Fang
  • Publication number: 20200267817
    Abstract: System and method for voltage conversion to drive one or more light emitting diodes with at least a TRIAC dimmer. For example, the system includes: a phase detector configured to receive a first rectified voltage generated based at least in part on an AC input voltage processed by at least the TRIAC dimmer, the phase detector being further configured to generate a digital signal representing phase information associated with the first rectified voltage; a voltage generator configured to receive the digital signal and generate a DC voltage based at least in part on the digital signal; and a driver configured to receive the DC voltage and affect, based at least in part on the DC voltage, a current flowing through the one or more light emitting diodes; wherein the current changes with the phase information according to a predetermined function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: JIQING YANG, ZHUOYAN LI, LIQIANG ZHU, JUN ZHOU